Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision and OcuHub.

BLOG: Value-based care for optometry

June 20, 2018

There is a lot of buzz in the health care arena about value-based care. We know that there a number of buttons to push on the electronic health record when filing a…

BLOG: Nontraditional primary care

June 4, 2018

There is a trend in health care that is starting to gain momentum around the country. It is a series of new delivery models that are termed, “nontraditional…

BLOG: Does optometry have a ‘student problem’?

May 15, 2018

I have noted a recent trend in our literature and publications that refers to a “student problem.” Apparently, some of our leaders think that we have an…

BLOG: The role of socialization in optometry

April 27, 2018

Have you ever noticed that your practice has a group of “regulars”? These are patients that seem to be either always on your schedule or seem to be sitting…

BLOG: Bicycling to better health

April 11, 2018

Philadelphia is a newsworthy city. We get plenty of press about the attitude of our sports fans who tend to get a bit overzealous at times. Of course, recent events…

BLOG: Leveraging technology

March 22, 2018

I have just returned from an inspirational week at Vision Expo East. There were a number of themes that emerged from this event that can be very positive for the…

BLOG: Life imitates art

February 26, 2018

I am a lifelong Trekkie. I watched the original Star Trek show on TV with my dad and brother and we were big fans before it was popular with the rest of the country. I…

BLOG: Attestation lessons

February 12, 2018

It is attestation time again. In the early months of each new year, health care providers that participate in government-sponsored health plans like Medicare must attest…

BLOG: Another point of view

January 18, 2018

In my last blog, “Backdoor health care reform,” some of my readers thought I might have revealed a political bias. I like to keep politics and health care…

BLOG: Backdoor health care reform

January 2, 2018

On Dec. 22, President Donald J. Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. This law, designed and passed by the 115th Congress, is purported to…